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WASHINGTON | 2018 was 4th warmest, but next 5 years could break records

WASHINGTON (AP) — While 2018 was the fourth-warmest year on record, British meteorologists are predicting the next five years will be much hotter, maybe even record-breaking. Two U.S. agencies, the United Kingdom Met Office and the World Meteorological Organization analyzed global temperatures in slightly different ways, but each came to the same conclusion Wednesday: 2018 … Continue reading WASHINGTON | 2018 was 4th warmest, but next 5 years could break records

LONDON | Airbus CEO warns it could move in event of no-deal Brexit

LONDON—Jan 24, 2019—The chief executive of Airbus has warned it could move its U.K. operations out of the country in the event there is a departure from the European Union without a deal. Tom Enders issued a sharply worded statement Thursday, flatly warning that Brexit is threatening to destroy a century of development in the … Continue reading LONDON | Airbus CEO warns it could move in event of no-deal Brexit

LONDON | The Latest: UK starts program to register EU citizens

LONDON —Jan 21, 2019—The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 10:25 a.m. Britain is rolling out a program to help register an estimated 3.5 million European Union citizens living in the United Kingdom as it begins the process of leaving the bloc. Under a plan that enters the test phase … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: UK starts program to register EU citizens

BEIRUT | Reports: 2 British soldiers wounded in IS attack in Syria

BEIRUT—Jan 06, 2019—A missile attack by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria killed at least one Kurdish fighter and wounded two British soldiers embedded with them, according to reports Sunday, amid fierce fighting in the strategic area near the Iraqi border. A Kurdish-led force announced, meanwhile, that its fighters had captured five foreign jihadists … Continue reading BEIRUT | Reports: 2 British soldiers wounded in IS attack in Syria

LONDON | May says 2nd Brexit referendum would violate public trust

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May was set to condemn growing calls for a second referendum on Britain’s departure from the European Union on Monday, saying it would do irreparable damage to trust in democracy. But even as May insisted she could salvage her unpopular EU divorce deal, pressure was mounting for dramatic action — … Continue reading LONDON | May says 2nd Brexit referendum would violate public trust

United States | The Secretary’s Special Representative for Syria Engagement To Deliver Remarks to the Media in the Press Briefing Room

United States – The Secretary’s Special Representative for Syria Engagement Ambassador James F. Jeffrey and Syria Envoy and Deputy Assistant Secretary Joel Rayburn will brief the media at 3:00 p.m. today in the Press Briefing Room at the Department of State on the results of the Syria Small Group meetings held earlier on Monday in … Continue reading United States | The Secretary’s Special Representative for Syria Engagement To Deliver Remarks to the Media in the Press Briefing Room

LONDON | The Latest: Dutch PM rules out Brexit rejig if May loses

LONDON — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 1 p.m. The prime minister of the Netherlands is dismissing the idea that the European Union might revise the accord on its post-Brexit relationship with the United Kingdom. Mark Rutte said the remaining 27 EU members won’t adjust the deal if British Prime Minister Theresa May … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Dutch PM rules out Brexit rejig if May loses

United States | United States and United Kingdom Complete Talks on Post-Brexit Aviation Agreement

United States – Delegations from the governments of the United States and the United Kingdom completed talks on November 28 on a bilateral air transport agreement that would take effect when the U.S.-EU Air Transport Agreement ceases to apply to the UK. The agreement will ensure that the U.S. aviation industry and its workforce will … Continue reading United States | United States and United Kingdom Complete Talks on Post-Brexit Aviation Agreement